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Science

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 186 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

The Papers of Professor Max Born

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BORN
Scope and Contents

Papers and correspondence of Professor Max Born, his wife and children, and material concerning their family history. Including photographs and artefacts.

Dates: 1811 - 2009
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
 Fonds

The Papers of Professor William Burcham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BCHM
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Burcham's scientific career, especially his work in the high voltage laboratory under M L E Oliphant and P I Dee which was set up to pursue the findings of Sir John Cockcroft and E T S Walton in splitting atomic nuclei.

Dates: 1913 - 2004
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Aaron Klug

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KLUG
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising of correspondence to individuals and organisations; research projects; speeches; the Royal Society; drafts and finished manuscripts; businesses engagements; speeches; photographs; slides; awards and artefacts.

Dates: 1948 - 2012
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Charles Oatley

Reference Code: GBR/0014/OATL
Scope and Contents

The papers include: account of Oatley's wartime work in the development of radar; papers and correspondence on the development of the Scanning Electron Microscope at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department; papers on Oatley's development of the Electrical Sciences Tripos at Cambridge.

Dates: 1935 - 1998
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. .
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Eric Eastwood

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EAST
Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of material relating to the development of radar and Eastwood's other scientific work and interests, covering radar, ornithology and defence issues. There are copies of his published works as well as many working papers. There are also personal papers including photographs and diaries plus audio-visual material used by Eastwood for lectures is also included.

Dates: 1920 - 1981
Conditions Governing Access: Apart from one item in Box 15, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Ian Lloyd

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ILLD
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Sir Ian Lloyd's personal life, career, work for Parliamentary Science and Technology Committees, speeches, articles and press cuttings.

Dates: 1942 - 2005
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are mostly open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Certain papers remain closed on data protection grounds. There are some closures on grounds of data protection which are marked in the catalogue.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir John Cockcroft

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CKFT
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising laboratory notebooks, articles, lectures, correspondence and photographs.
Also includes records of the Kapitza Club, 1922-58 and 1966, and copy papers of the Maud Committee, 1940-1.
With offprints of papers by Ernest Rutherford, 1872-1913.

Dates: 1872 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir John Edward Lennard-Jones

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LEJO
Scope and Contents

Personal and scientific papers

Dates: 1906 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir John McGregor Hill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HILL
Scope and Contents

Scientific correspondence and papers, mainly on nuclear power.
The collection is divided into three sections:
Section A: Biographical
Section B: Publications, Speeches and Lectures
Section C: Correspondence



Dates: 1946 - 1994
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Thomas George Bedford and others: Class Experiments

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8325
Scope and Contents Box 1: class experiments, 1911-1922, nos. 15-48, by Bedford and Stead. Box 2: class experiments, 1911-1939, nos. 54-89, by Bedford. Box 3: class experiments, 1911-1935, nos. 91-158, by Bedford, Stead and Roberts. Box 4: class experiments, 102.1-103.1. Box 5: class experiments, 103.5-105.2. Box 6: class experiments, 1907-1922, nos. 161-205, by Bedford and Searle. Box 7: class experiments, 1912-1925, nos. 213-266. Box 8: class experiments, 1919-1938, nos. A-H, by Bedford, Roberts, Reimann and...
Dates: 1907-1939 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

(Untitled), 23 Jun 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/110/48
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir John Simon (House of Commons) praising his speech [in the House of Commons defending his decision to keep ceremonial dress for the Guards and the Household Cavalry], promising to praise WSC's appliance of science to war when he gets the chance but adding that he (Simon) "must keep banging away until you meet us on present day needs.".

Dates: 23 Jun 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
 Unknown

(Untitled), [Oct 1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/3/105
Scope and Contents Copy of a message from WSC to Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "personal and secret" about the text of a draft message for [Harry Truman, President of the United States, from Attlee] in which he questions what [Attlee] wishes the Americans to do about sharing information about atomic weapons with the Soviet Union and a reference to an "Act of Faith"; discusses the importance of security in world policy and the timing of a United Nations conference; WSC's agreement with President...
Dates: [Oct 1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Unknown

(Untitled), 12 Jan 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/3A/9-12
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to the President of the United States [President Dwight Eisenhower] marked "top secret: private and personal" in which he apologises for the delay in replying to Eisenhower; comments on the possibilities of the French delaying ratification [of the European Defence Community]; agrees that there can be no Four Power conference before ratification; discusses the increase in the Soviet Union's nuclear power; Great Britain's nuclear capability in the atomic and hydrogen...
Dates: 12 Jan 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 01 Sep 1940 - 30 Sep 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/13/6
Scope and Contents Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1940.Includes texts of minutes from WSC (annotated with additional printed information) to: General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence], the Chiefs of Staff and other senior military figures; members of the Cabinet and other government ministers; senior civil servants including Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] and Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs];...
Dates: 01 Sep 1940 - 30 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 13 Dec 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/57/69
Scope and Contents

Letter from James Caird (Roseangle, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC asking for advice on how best to spend a sum for a project with a scientific basis in Scotland.

Dates: 13 Dec 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 28 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/48-49
Scope and Contents Letter from Leonard Darwin, President of the Eugenics Education Society (6 York Buildings, Adelphi, London) to WSC (33 Eccleston Square, [London]) explaining the purpose of the first International Congress of Eugenics, to be held at London University in July 1912. Darwin hopes that the Government will support the congress, adding that it was being held at London University in honour of the late Sir Francis Galton, as the originator of the science of Eugenics. Darwin lists the Vice-Presidents...
Dates: 28 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 30 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/94B/222
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to Professor A V Hill [Independent Conservative MP for Cambridge University] sending his good wishes to Indian Men of Science and to the 6 Indian Fellows of the Royal Society and stating that it is a tragedy that science has now to be used for destructive purposes Signed.

Dates: 30 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
 Item

(Untitled), 04 Oct 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/153
Scope and Contents Letter from Lieutenant Frank de Vine Hunt (Upper War Room) [Map Room Staff] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing a Universal Projector Docket and asking him whether [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier F E Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] or WSC would be able to comment on it, stating: that the Hydrographic Department approves of the proposal and will prepare an experimental global map on transparent paper and that the artificial silk manufacturer...
Dates: 04 Oct 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 22 Jul 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/168-173
Scope and Contents Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (22 St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, S W 3, London) [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] to WSC marked "Most Secret and Personal" regarding the career of Commander C Varley who has invented a small submarine called a "Sea Tank" which would enable a diver to attach an explosive charge to the bottom of a ship by the means of an arm operated from inside the submarine. He explains that Varley is not held in high regard by the Admiralty, and that the...
Dates: 22 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 29 Jul 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/96B/174
Scope and Contents Note from 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (Great George Street, London) [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC informing him of the history of Commander C Varley's Sea Tank which is a modified version of a craft used by the Admiralty, adding that Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] has written to him urging him to adopt this new design or at least to offer it to the United States to produce and enclosing a draft reply for Keyes, if WSC...
Dates: 29 Jul 1943
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
 Item

(Untitled), 21 Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/17
Scope and Contents

Minutes [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on countering the torpedo threat to convoys and supplying "D.B. 7's". [Copies; given running numbers 257 and 258].

Dates: 21 Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [17] Mar 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/258A/19
Scope and Contents

Minute [prepared by F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] on measures against aircraft directing U-boats, suggesting setting up radar stations and disturbing communications. [Copy; given running number 256a].

Dates: [17] Mar 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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